The Friendswood High School Wranglerettes attended the MA National Dance Competition in Fort Worth on the weekend of March 23 and came home with the title of National Champions Best in Class as well as many other top awards.
The team was awarded 1st place in the Extra-Large team division in their Jazz, Contemporary, Kick, and Production dances and won 2nd runner up with their Pom routine.
The dance officers won 1st place in all their dances, which include Jazz, Prop, and Lyrical. They took home the title of National Champions Best in Class, and were also awarded Overall National Champion Dance Officer Winner’s Circle. The Social Officers won the title of National Champion with their dance as well.
In the Large Ensemble category, the Wranglerettes took the top three awards with their Hip Hop Dubb Crew winning 1st place, the Dream Ensemble 2nd Place, and the Illusion Ensemble, 3rd place.
In the Senior 17-18 Duets category, the duet performed by Courtney Banfield and Payton Montemayor won 2nd place, and Ashley Jesek and Cami Moore’s duet won 3rd place.
Five of the team’s soloists placed in their divisions. In the Senior 15-16 category, Payton Montemayor was awarded 1st place, Caroline Velek 3rd place, and Bella Guminey, 7th place. In the Senior 17-18 category, Courtney Banfield won 6th place and Makenna Schneider won 8th place.
The Wranglerette Director is Alyssa Goza and the Assistant Director is Stephanie Snyder-Zuasnabar.